Posts tagged "covers"

Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams Covering Taylor Swift (But In The Style Of The Velvet Underground)

Theory: The more degrees away from Taylor Swift, the better Taylor Swift’s music sounds.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

Watch FKA Twigs’ Transcendent, Sexy Cover of Sia’s “Elastic Heart”

This works better than the original. …

Megan Reynolds / September 11, 2015

Wait, What? Ryan Adams Is Recording Taylor Swift’s 1989 In The Style Of The Smiths

And yet he still sounds suspiciously like Bruce Springsteen on his first attempt at covering “Welcome to New York”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2015

Your Dream Boyf Idris Elba Is The First Man To Cover Maxim*

Here’s your fantasy boyfriend, Idris Elba, all stony-eyed and impassive and smoldering, on the cover of reformed dude-mage Maxim. Look at him, wrapped in that coat. Are you cold? Is the air conditioner in the office too high? Let Idris give you his overcoat. Feel better? I bet you do, because now, he’s shirtless. What a…

Megan Reynolds / August 5, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Covers “Stay” By Rihanna, Proves That She Is The Queen Of Covers

Add this to your petition to get Kelly Clarkson to make a full-out R&B album.

Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2015

Alessia Cara Makes “Bad Blood” Tolerable, Listenable, Beautiful

Here’s a pocket of joy from an 18 year old wunderkind. …

Megan Reynolds / July 9, 2015

Here’s Lauryn Hill, Slaying A Nina Simone Cover

Lauryn’s still got it, guys. …

Megan Reynolds / June 18, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Covers “Bitch Better Have My Money” And Does A Really Fantastic Job

I am very wary of anyone taking on the sanctity of “Bitch Better Have My Money,” because in my mind, it is a perfect song sung by a perfect human who does little to no wrong because she doesn’t give a single solitary fuck about what you, your mom or your cousin thinks. However, I will…

Megan Reynolds / June 4, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Brought The ’90s Back With “Give Me One Reason” And It Was Perfect

Kelly Clarkson is the queen of covers, and her latest is a soulful rendition of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” on Sirius XM. I’m obsessed. Never change, Kelly! [HuffPost]…

Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

Watch This: Carrie Underwood’s Epic Cover Of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”

Last night, I went to a benefit concert called, “All For The Hall,” which was put together by Vince Gill and Keith Urban to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba was there, and Brett Eldredge, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Milsap, Deana Carter, David Nail, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Brantley Gilbert (who,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2014

Postmodern Jukebox’s Klezmer Cover Of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” Is Actually Great

Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz’s song “Talk Dirty” is a corny and vaguely racist ode to fucking women all over the globe, London to Taiwan. Leave it to our favorite cover band, the unbelievably talented Postmodern Jukebox, to give it a klezmer remake that actually makes the song more listenable. The best part is whe…

Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014

Watch This: Arcade Fire Covers Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly”

Arcade Fire has been treating fans to new covers on every stop of their Reflektor tour, with songs chosen specifically for each city. What did they play in Philadelphia? Why, the Boyz II Men classic, “Motownphilly,” obviously! I’ve watched this video like 6 times and I still can’t decide if their rendition is amazing or…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2014

Kerry Washington Lands Her First Big Fashion Mag Cover

Can you believe that the June issue of Elle is Kerry Washington’s first major fashion magazine cover? That is a Big Deal for the first black woman to headline a network TV show. Kerry’s just breakin’ barriers left and right, isn’t she? I like it.

Rachel Krause / May 8, 2013

Alanis Morrissette Covers Green Day’s “Basket Case” As A Ballad

Last week, Billie Joe Armstrong melted down onstage at the IHeartMusic Festival and over the weekend he checked into rehab for substance abuse. Here his pal Alanis Morrissette covers Green Day’s song “Basket Case” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the most Alanis Morrisette-y way possible, meaning as a ballad.  She told, “We’re all figuring…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

Kristen Stewart Sounds A Little Too Sure Of Herself In Glamour Germany

“I would never work with people who aren’t really creative and aren’t committed to what they do. Unfortunately, there are a lot of those people out there, they are fucking everywhere, and they try to suck the soul out of you. For example, I would never do a makeup campaign, even though the [final] photo…

Rachel Krause / September 19, 2012

First Look: Keira Knightley Wears A Weird Chanel Armwarmer For October’s “Vogue”

Isn’t it nice to see Keira Knightley’s pretty face adorning multiple magazine covers rather than someone like, say, Kim Kardashian? I jest, kind of, and I do know a few people who maintain that Keira is only marginally more talented than the reality star in question … but regardless, she’s definitely more likable. I’ll be…

Rachel Krause / September 13, 2012

British GQ’s Woman Of The Year Lana Del Rey Goes Nude For The Cover

Lana Del Rey is a music-world Svengali and she knows it. There’s nothing I can say about her that somebody hasn’t said already, and better than I ever could considering I’m all kinds of ambivalent about Lana: as a singer, as a performer, as a persona, as a human being (part of me isn’t quite…

Rachel Krause / September 8, 2012